Carmel's Rajeev Ram Faces Tough Test at Wimbledon
Ram remains alive in men’s doubles action at the All England Club—and has his work cut out for him.
Rajeev Ram is a many splendored thing: Indian American, Denver born, Carmel based, and confident in his work on the heels of narrowly losing to the No. 2 doubles team in men’s professional tennis worldwide at Wimbledon last week. Ram and partner Scott Lipsky came close to upending brothers Bob and Mike Bryan, arguably the best pro doubles tandem ever, in London, losing in five sets.
In support of sister Serena Williams’ winning ways at Wimbledon over the past fortnight, Venus Williams viewed her matches from the Centre Court players box alongside parents Oracene Price and Richard Williams. Venus and Serena paired up to win the doubles championship after Serena seized the singles title. What’s more, Venus appeared at a few of Serena’s matches, including the July 7 final televised on ESPN, in her Indiana University East sweatshirt (pictured). The older of the two sisters is taking IU East courses through its online education program, and in the process, she’s giving the school a lot of positive national and international press.